Herbert von Karajan, conductor (1908-1989) Ballet of the Vienna State Opera 'An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op.314' (Waltz) Music by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899) Vienna Philharmonic ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Classic Arts Showcase
A convo is going on in vlogosphere over the weekend that my "friend," Ryanne started on her site on religion. As a person, Christian, pastor, student of religion and theology, etc., I got a thing or two to say about it. ( 3 reviews )
Director John Huston, while a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1943, creates an Academy Award winning documentary, which he narrates with assistance from his actor father Walter, treating of the Armed Forces' successful effort to prevent the fall of the Aleutian Islands to advancing Japanese troops who had captured several islets. Although no claim can be reasonably made that this location was of major strategic importance during the War, it presented enormous tactical and logistic... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: WWII, war, documentary, kiska
'Rocky Jones, Space Ranger' - Beyond the curtain of space (1954) Chapter I, II & III aired weekly beginning April 10th, 1954. Reedited into feature length TV film "Beyond the moon". Half hour episodes were usually grouped into stories that consisted of three 'chapters' that were broadcast on successive weeks. A few of the stories were complete in one episode. Thirty six of these were grouped into 12 three-episode stories, and three were complete in one episode. Many of the... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Fifties, Rocky Jones, Robert Crane, Space
Psychadelic at times, this unusual and memorable movie version of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" has some creative details, and although it is one of the more obscure versions of the story, it offers a distinctive look at a couple of its many interesting aspects. The style is deliberately murky, and it has not so much as an inter-title, so that you do need to know at least the basic plot in order to understand what is happening. Check out the Jean Epstein version, too (also... ( 10 reviews ) Topics: James Sibley Watson, Poe, surreal
Visual excerpt from the PBS HDTV ''Runaway Universe'', courtesy WGBH-NOVA and Tom Lucas Productions.The Adaptive Mesh Refinement simulation grid automatically refines into subgrids to develop small-scale features, generating over half a terabyte of data. We see gravitation forming nested hierarchies which vary many orders of magnitude. Tiny fluctuations in the density of the early universe are amplified into a network of interconnected filaments. Condensing gas clouds give birth to new stars... ( 11 reviews ) Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
From DANGER to DIGNITY: The Fight for Safe Abortion: Even though most abortions were illegal in the United States before 1973, they were still available. The outcome, however, often depended on a woman's financial situation. Most women who sought abortions risked their lives by going to practitioners who had little or no medical training. Hospital wards were filled with victims of unsafe procedures. There were some skilled physicians who agreed to terminate pregnancies for their wealthy private... ( 15 reviews ) Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media, Emmy Award, reproductive rights, women, women's rights,...